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Cville Pride President Amy Sarah Marshall is helping organize the city’s first ever Pride Festival, which she hopes will raise awareness and support for the LGBTQ community. Photo: John Robinson

Planning Charlottesville’s first Pride Festival

Conservatives across the nation ate mountains of waffle fries in support of “traditional marriage” on August 1, hooplah associated with a politicized discussion over one CEO’s opposition to gay marriage. And while local gay rights activist Amy Sarah Marshall said she was appalled by the local turnout for “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” here in Charlottesville, she […]

City Council approves Downtown Ambassadors program to improve Mall safety

City Council approves Downtown Ambassadors program to improve Mall safety

Two months after removing fountain-side benches in an effort to curb panhandling and alleged inappropriate behavior on the Downtown Mall, city officials say they are taking another step toward making Charlottesville a safe, welcoming place. City Councilors recently voted to adopt a Downtown Ambassadors pilot program, which is intended to address problematic areas on the […]